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Gel Eyeliners: Unconventional Colors

Posted Jan 13 2009 12:00am
I must admit that besides being a lip balm addict, I'm also a gel eyeliner junkie. Although I do have and fancy the more 'wearable' brown and black, I also have a thing for bright colored gel eyeliners. That's because I'm weird like that.

Lucky for you, today I won't be gushing about what I like and you probably won't. I mean, colorful stuff really isn't everyone's cup of tea and I've made my peace with that. Nevertheless, these two "unconventional" colors for gel eyeliners will suit practically anyone if used properly. I have come to love these two liners very very much and they don't make me look like a clown. All they ask for is a chance.

I'm talking about MAC Fluidline in Blue Peep and KATE Gel Eyeliner in GD-1

Read on for the reviews and swatches

I've wanted MAC Fluidline in Blue Peep just because of the insanely bright color but, due to some common sense that I have left, I kept wondering if I would actually use such a color frequently. I contemplated for a very long time and didn't have much urgency to get it. I've also wondered if the color was similar to MAC Paint Pot in Rollickin -- they look nothing alike. Then, one fine day I was at the MAC Store and when I tried Blue Peep on my eyes, it was love at first peep. Even Carmen went "Yes! Get it!" -- her opinion matters a lot to me and I can always trust her to be frank!

This color can be worn for day or night outings, alone or with eyeshadow. The blue highlights the eyes to make them look brighter and more alert. The trick in using such a color is to contrast the blue with a thin line of black eyeliner on the base of the lashes or use really thick and dark mascara.

Some looks using Blue PeepChicken Golden Blue

The boy was forced to get me KATE Gel Eyeliner in GD-1 for Christmas because I kept bugging him to. I haven't had good experiences with gold liners (MAC Fluidline in Uppity) and to be honest, I don't really use this as an eyeliner either. What I really liked about this color was the large golden flecks that are very multi-purpose and look totally glam. The flecks can be concentrated to create a glitter liner or you can blend the flecks to create some sort of a glitter eyeshadow that can even be worn alone. Personally, I love using this as a base to add some glimmer to my eyeshadows. The flecks can also be placed at the tear ducts to make the eyes really stand out. For my skin tone, the gold works really well. It also comes in silver which will work better for very fair complexions. This is just a really cool addition. Anytime I want some bling, I just slap this on and it'll work.

The gel eyeliner's texture is also different than the other colored gel liners in the range. It is more firm so you won't lift up too much product with the brush. KATE has also improved their eyeliner brush which comes with the eyeliner. It is now flatter and more pointy.

Some looks using GD-1Green & Purple Christmas
Blackened Red Glittery Eyes

Jojoba (MyMakeupReviews) has recently done a thorough review on the shade BK-3. Check it out!

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